Ping problem - Site-to-Site VPN w/ (2) BEFVP41 v2 Routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by 1BIT, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. 1BIT

    1BIT Network Guru Member

    I've got 2 locations with BEFVP41 v2's w/ latest firmware at each location.

    Using win 2000 at location 1 and 2000 server at location 2.

    PC at location 1 cannot ping or see server at location 2.

    * at location 1
    * at location 2
    *Static routes applied in both VPN routers with next hop of the other locations Public IP (it is pingable).
    *Tunnels connect just fine. However, each location cannot see the other in the Network Neighborhood.
    *verified all PC's/Servers are in the same WorkGroup.
    *verified Location 1 can ping Location 2's Public (WAN) IP and vice/versa.
    *"block anonomys wan requests" un checked and verified ping to other IP's.

    Basically in a nutshell, the tunnel connects but cannot see each network. Do I need the static routes in each router? Here is what they look like:

    location 1: next-hop x.x.x.x (x=public ip of Location2 wan)

    location 2: next-hop y.y.y.y (y=public ip of location1 wan)

    What am I missing to be able to see each network from each location? Any ideas? This is my first site-to-site VPN implementation and I really appreciate any advice.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. kamkam

    kamkam Guest

    Try to disable Windows Firewall.
  3. 1BIT

    1BIT Network Guru Member


    KamKam - thanks for the reply. I doulbe checked that and it wasn't it.

    I did figure it out tonight though. In the BEFVP41 V2's.. the MTU must be set to 1200 (from the default of 1492). set that and whamo - there the other network was in network neighborhood.

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